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15 Ratings

Chibusa yo eien nare

Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka
Japan, 1955


Fumiko, mother of two children and wife of an unfaithful man who shows a low self esteem, shares her family life with her asleep vocation as a poetess. The beginning of her successful literary career coincides with her divorce and the development of a serious illness.

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Chibusa yo eien nare Directed by Kinuyo Tanaka

Critics reviews

There’s an unsparing frankness and directness to the film, especially around female sexual desire, which feels exhilarating. Towards the end, as death encroaches, Tanaka unleashes some bleak, fiercely potent images that will haunt you for weeks after seeing the film.
September 07, 2015

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